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“Did you hear?”
  1. Samuel J Ridout
  1. Correspondence to Samuel Ridout, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI 02906; Samuel_Ridout{at}

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“Did you hear?”

It's the expression of horror used by the jaded and weary

Those overexposed, like bleached timbers in a ranch fence

Forming a silent …

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